IELTS Cue Card Sample 229 - Talk about a musical instrument you would like to be able to play

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card.

Talk about a musical instrument you would like to be able to play.

You should say:

  • What the instrument looks like
  • What it sounds like
  • What kinds of people it is popular with

And explain why you want to be able to play it.

Model answer:
I would like to learn to play the violin if the time and opportunity allow me to do so. In my childhood, my mother once bought me a violin and I really liked this playing instrument and spent a lot of time with it. This was a simple toy that produced some demo sounds and I liked the idea of producing music with a toy. With time I got interested in other things and never had the chance or enthusiasm to learn to play the violin.

But nowadays I find this musical instrument very interesting and striking. I would love to learn how to play this musical instrument. The violin is also known as the fiddle in some parts of the world and this is a string musical instrument. This instrument looks like a guitar except that the use of the bow to produce the music.    

The music yield from this instrument is very charming and produces a very soothing sound. This instrument can produce different sounds of various scales depending on how it is tuned and played. Usually, the guitar is more popular among young people in my country and the violins are played by professional musicians. Few people can actually play this instrument as I have experience and some classical and contemporary music show use this instrument while performing their music and songs.

I have a fascination about this device from my childhood and I like the sound of this instrument. If I get time to learn any musical instrument, the violin would be my first preference.

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Your ability to talk about this Cue Card would enable you to talk about the following Cue Cards as well:
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  5. Describe something you learned apart from your academic education. 
 
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